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Index Rapid transit

Rapid transit or mass rapid transit, also known as heavy rail, metro, MRT, subway, tube, U-Bahn or underground, is a type of high-capacity public transport generally found in urban areas. [1]

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Accessibility refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people who experience disabilities.

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Adams/Wabash station

Adams/Wabash is an 'L' station serving the CTA's Brown, Green, Orange, Pink, and Purple Lines.

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Advertising is an audio or visual form of marketing communication that employs an openly sponsored, non-personal message to promote or sell a product, service or idea.

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Algiers Metro

The Algiers Metro (مترو الجزائر العاصمة, Métro d'Alger), serving Algiers, the capital of Algeria, is a transport project dating from the 1970s that was designed to address the need for mass transport caused by the city's growth.

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Almaty Metro

Almaty Metro (Алматы метрополитені.; Алматинский метрополитен) is a rapid transit/metro system in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

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Alphanumeric shellcode

In computer security alphanumeric shellcode is a shellcode that consists of or assembles itself on execution into entirely alphanumeric ASCII or Unicode characters such as 0-9, A-Z and a-z. This type of encoding was created by hackers to hide working machine code inside what appears to be text.

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American Public Transportation Association

The American Public Transportation Association (APTA), formerly known as the American Public Transit Association, is a nonprofit organization which serves as an advocate for the advancement of public transportation programs and initiatives in the United States.

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Amsterdam Metro

The Amsterdam Metro (Amsterdamse metro) is a mixed rapid transit and light rail system serving Amsterdam, Netherlands and extending to the surrounding municipalities of Amstelveen, Diemen, and Ouder-Amstel.

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Anthoupoli metro station

Anthoupoli metro station is the northern terminal station of Athens Metro Line 2 since the Peristeri extension in April 2013.

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Architecture is both the process and the product of planning, designing, and constructing buildings or any other structures.

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Arsenalna (Kiev Metro)

Arsenalna (translit) is a station on Kiev Metro’s Sviatoshynsko-Brovarska Line.

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Asia is Earth's largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the Eastern and Northern Hemispheres.

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Astram Line

, also known as the, is a rubber-tired transit system operated by Hiroshima Rapid Transit in Hiroshima, Japan.

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Athens Metro

The Athens Metro (Μετρό Αθήνας, Metró Athínas) is a rapid-transit system in Greece which serves the Athens conurbation and parts of East Attica.

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Atmospheric railway

An atmospheric railway uses differential air pressure to provide power for propulsion of a railway vehicle.

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Baltimore Metro SubwayLink

The Metro SubwayLink, known locally as the Metro Subway, The Subway, or the Baltimore Metro, is a rapid transit line serving the greater area of Baltimore, Maryland, in the United States, and operated by the Maryland Transit Administration.

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Bannan line

The Bannan line or Blue line (code BL) is a line of the Taipei Metro named after the districts it connects: '''Ban'''qiao and '''Nan'''gang.

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Barcelona Metro

The Barcelona Metro (Catalan and Spanish: Metro de Barcelona) is an extensive network of rapid transit electrified railway lines that run mostly underground in central Barcelona and into the city's suburbs.

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Bay Area Rapid Transit

Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART), is a rapid transit public transportation system serving the San Francisco Bay Area in California.

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In geology, bedrock is the lithified rock that lies under a loose softer material called regolith at the surface of the Earth or other terrestrial planets.

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Beijing Subway

The Beijing Subway is a rapid transit rail network that serves the urban and suburban districts of Beijing municipality.

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Berlin S-Bahn

The Berlin S-Bahn is a rapid transit railway system in and around Berlin, the capital city of Germany.

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Berlin U-Bahn

The Berlin U-Bahn (short for Untergrundbahn, "underground railway") is a rapid transit railway in Berlin, the capital city of Germany, and a major part of the city's public transport system.

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A brand is a name, term, design, symbol, or other feature that distinguishes an organization or product from its rivals in the eyes of the customer.

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Brasília Metro

The Brasília Metro (Portuguese: Metrô de Brasília, commonly called Metrô) is the rapid transit system of the Federal District, serving Brasília, the federal capital of Brazil.

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Brussels Metro

The Brussels Metro (Métro de Bruxelles, Brusselse metro) is a rapid transit system serving a large part of the Brussels-Capital Region of Belgium.

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BTS Skytrain

The Bangkok Mass Transit System, commonly known as the BTS or the Skytrain (รถไฟฟ้า), is an elevated rapid transit system in Bangkok, Thailand.

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Bucharest Metro

The Bucharest Metro (Metroul București) is an underground rapid transit system that serves the capital of Romania, Bucharest.

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Budapest is the capital and the most populous city of Hungary, and one of the largest cities in the European Union.

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Budapest Metro

The Budapest Metro (Budapesti metró) is the rapid transit system in the Hungarian capital Budapest.

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Buenos Aires Underground

The Buenos Aires Underground (Subterráneo de Buenos Aires), locally known as Subte (from subterráneo – 'underground' or 'subterranean'), is a mass transit metro system that serves the area of the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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A bus (archaically also omnibus, multibus, motorbus, autobus) is a road vehicle designed to carry many passengers.

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Bus rapid transit

Bus rapid transit (BRT, BRTS, busway, transitway) is a bus-based public transport system designed to improve capacity and reliability relative to a conventional bus system.

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Cairo Metro

The Cairo Metro (Metro Anfāq al-Qāhirah, lit. "Cairo Tunnel Metro" or مترو الأنفاق) is the rapid transit system in Greater Cairo, Egypt.

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Cairo Metro Line 1

Cairo Metro Line 1 is the first line of the Cairo Metro system in Cairo city, Egypt as well as the first metro system in Arab countries and in Africa.

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California is a state in the Pacific Region of the United States.

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Capital cost

Capital costs are fixed, one-time expenses incurred on the purchase of land, buildings, construction, and equipment used in the production of goods or in the rendering of services.

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The Carmelit (כַּרְמְלִית, كرمليت) is an underground funicular railway and the only subway in Haifa, Israel.

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Central business district

A central business district (CBD) is the commercial and business centre of a city.

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Changi Airport MRT station

Changi Airport MRT station (CG2) is an underground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) station on the East West Line in Changi, Singapore.

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Chennai Metro

The Chennai Metro is a rapid transit system serving the city of Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

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Chennai Suburban Railway

The Chennai Suburban Railway is a commuter rail system in the city of Chennai (Madras), Tamil Nadu, India operated by the Southern Railway, one of the operating railway zones of Indian Railways.

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Chicago, officially the City of Chicago, is the third most populous city in the United States, after New York City and Los Angeles.

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Chicago "L"

The Chicago "L" (short for "elevated") is the rapid transit system serving the city of Chicago and some of its surrounding suburbs in the U.S. state of Illinois.

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Chicago Loop

The Loop is the central business district or downtown area of Chicago, Illinois.

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Chile, officially the Republic of Chile, is a South American country occupying a long, narrow strip of land between the Andes to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west.

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China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a unitary one-party sovereign state in East Asia and the world's most populous country, with a population of around /1e9 round 3 billion.

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Chongqing Rail Transit

The Chongqing Rail Transit, branded as CRT and also known as Chongqing Metro, is the rapid transit system in the city of Chongqing, China.

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Circle MRT line

The Circle line (CCL) is a medium-capacity Mass Rapid Transit line in Singapore.

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A city is a large human settlement.

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City and South London Railway

The City and South London Railway (C&SLR) was the first deep-level underground "tube" railway in the world, and the first major railway to use electric traction.

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Clapham Common tube station

Clapham Common is a London Underground station in Clapham within the London Borough of Lambeth.

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Cleanliness is both the abstract state of being clean and free from dirt, and the habit of achieving and maintaining that state.

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Closed-circuit television

Closed-circuit television (CCTV), also known as video surveillance, is the use of video cameras to transmit a signal to a specific place, on a limited set of monitors.

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Cable News Network (CNN) is an American basic cable and satellite television news channel and an independent subsidiary of AT&T's WarnerMedia.

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Colombia, officially the Republic of Colombia, is a sovereign state largely situated in the northwest of South America, with territories in Central America.

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In computer science and graph theory, the method of color-codingAlon, N., Yuster, R., and Zwick, U. 1995.

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Communications-based train control

Communications-based train control (CBTC) is a railway signaling system that makes use of the telecommunications between the train and track equipment for the traffic management and infrastructure control.

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Commuter rail

Commuter rail, also called suburban rail, is a passenger rail transport service that primarily operates between a city centre and middle to outer suburbs beyond 15 km (10 miles) and commuter towns or other locations that draw large numbers of commuters—people who travel on a daily basis.

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Commuter rail in Australia

Commuter rail forms a vital part of public transportation in major Australian cities.

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Conca d'Oro (Rome Metro)

Conca d'Oro is an underground station on Line B of the Rome Metro.

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Conductor (rail)

A conductor (American and Canadian English) or guard (Commonwealth English) is a train crew member responsible for operational and safety duties that do not involve actual operation of the train.

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Controlled-access highway

A controlled-access highway is a type of highway which has been designed for high-speed vehicular traffic, with all traffic flow and ingress/egress regulated.

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Copenhagen Metro

The Copenhagen Metro (Københavns Metro) is a 24/7 rapid transit system in Copenhagen, Denmark, serving the municipalities of Copenhagen, Frederiksberg, and Tårnby.

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Corporate identity

A corporate identity or corporate image is the manner which a corporation, firm or business presents themselves to the public (such as customers and investors as well as employees).

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Cost overrun

A cost overrun, also known as a cost increase, underrated or budget overrun, involves unexpected costs incurred in excess of budgeted amounts due to an underestimation of the actual cost during budgeting.

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Crossrail is a railway line under development in London and the home counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Essex, England.

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Daegu Metro

Daegu Metro serves primarily the South Korean city of Daegu.

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Delhi Metro

The Delhi Metro is a metro system serving Delhi and its satellite cities of Faridabad, Gurgaon, Bahadurgarh, Noida and Ghaziabad in the National Capital Region of India. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited (DMRC), a state-owned company with equal equity participation from the Government of India and the Government of Delhi, built and operates the Delhi Metro. It is the second oldest metro in India after the Kolkata Metro. The Delhi Metro is the world's 10th longest metro system in length and 16th largest in ridership. A member of CoMET, the network consists of seven colour-coded regular lines and the faster Airport Express line, with a total length of serving 208 stations (including 6 on Airport Express line). The system has a mix of underground, at-grade, and elevated stations using both broad-gauge and standard-gauge. The power output is supplied by 25-kilovolt, 50-hertz alternating current through overhead catenary. The trains are usually of six and eight coaches length. DMRC operates over 3,000 trips daily, with first trains starting at around 05:00 and last at 23:30. In the financial year 2016–17, the Delhi Metro had an average daily ridership of 2.76 million passengers and served 100 crore (1.0 billion) riders in total during the year. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation was certified by the United Nations in 2011 as the first metro rail and rail-based system in the world to get "carbon credits for reducing greenhouse gas emissions" and helping in reducing pollution levels in the city by 630,000 tonnes every year. Planning for the metro started in 1984 when the Delhi Development Authority and the Urban Arts Commission came up with a proposal for developing a multi-modal transport system for the city. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) was incorporated in May 1995, construction started in 1998, and the first section, on the Red Line, opened in 2002. The development of the network was divided into phases, Phase I containing 3 lines was completed by 2006, and Phase II in 2011. Phase III is scheduled for completion by 2018 (originally planned for 2016). The Rapid Metro Gurgaon which opened in 2013, whilst linked to Delhi Metro by the Yellow Line is a separate metro system (with a different owner/operator from the Delhi Metro), although tokens from the Delhi Metro can be used on its network.

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A derailment occurs when a vehicle such as a train runs off its rails.

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Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH or GIZ in short (English: German Corporation for International Cooperation GmbH) is a German development agency headquartered in Bonn and Eschborn that provides services in the field of international development cooperation.

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A diagram is a symbolic representation of information according to some visualization technique.

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Docklands Light Railway

The Docklands Light Railway (DLR) is an automated light metro system opened in 1987 to serve the redeveloped Docklands area of East London, England.

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Dubai Metro

The Dubai Metro (مترو دبي) is a rapid transit rail network in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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East Japan Railway Company

is a major passenger railway company in Japan and one of the seven Japan Railways Group companies.

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Electric multiple unit

An electric multiple unit or EMU is a multiple-unit train consisting of self-propelled carriages, using electricity as the motive power.

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Elevated railway

An elevated railway (also known as an El rail, El train or simply an El for short, and, in Europe, as an overhead railway) is a rapid transit railway with the tracks above street level on a viaduct or other elevated structure (usually constructed of steel, concrete, or brick).

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Encyclopædia Britannica

The Encyclopædia Britannica (Latin for "British Encyclopaedia"), published by Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., is a general knowledge English-language encyclopaedia.

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An escalator is a type of vertical transportation in the form of a moving staircase which carries people between floors of a building.

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Europe is a continent located entirely in the Northern Hemisphere and mostly in the Eastern Hemisphere.

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A fare is the fee paid by a passenger for use of a public transport system: rail, bus, taxi, etc.

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Farebox recovery ratio

The farebox recovery ratio (also called fare recovery ratio, fare recovery rate or other terms) of a passenger transportation system is the fraction of operating expenses which are met by the fares paid by passengers.

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Farragut West station

Farragut West is a side platformed Washington Metro station in Downtown Washington, D.C., United States.

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Federal District (Brazil)

The Federal District (Distrito Federal) is one of 27 federative units of Brazil.

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Feeder line (network)

A feeder line is a peripheral route or branch in a network, which connects smaller or more remote nodes with a route or branch carrying heavier traffic.

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Fire is the rapid oxidation of a material in the exothermic chemical process of combustion, releasing heat, light, and various reaction products.

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Fixed cost

In economics, fixed costs, indirect costs or overheads are business expenses that are not dependent on the level of goods or services produced by the business.

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Frequency is the number of occurrences of a repeating event per unit of time.

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Gangway connection

A gangway connection (or, more loosely, a corridor connection) is a flexible connector fitted to the end of a railway coach, enabling passengers to move from one coach to another without danger of falling from the train.

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General Transit Feed Specification

The General Transit Feed Specification (GTFS) defines a common format for public transportation schedules and associated geographic information.

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Glasgow Subway

The Glasgow Subway is an underground metro line in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Grade separation

Grade separation is the name given to a method of aligning a junction of two or more surface transport axes at different heights (grades) so that they will not disrupt the traffic flow on other transit routes when they cross each other.

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Great Britain

Great Britain, also known as Britain, is a large island in the north Atlantic Ocean off the northwest coast of continental Europe.

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Guangfo Metro

Guangfo Metro, Guangfo line, or Line 1 of the FMetro, formerly known as Guangzhou–Foshan intercity railway or Guangfo intercity railway is a regional intercity metro line that connects the Chinese cities Foshan and Guangzhou.

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Guangzhou Metro

Guangzhou Metro is the metro system of the city of Guangzhou in Guangdong Province of China.

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Gwangju Metro

Gwangju Metro is the rapid transit system of Gwangju, South Korea, operated by the Gwangju Metropolitan Rapid Transit Corporation (GRTC, or Gwangju Metro).

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Head-on collision

A head-on collision is a traffic collision where the front ends of two vehicles such as cars, trains, ships or planes hit each other in opposite directions, as opposed to a side collision or rear-end collision.

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Headway is a measurement of the distance or time between vehicles in a transit system.

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Helsinki Metro

The Helsinki Metro (Helsingin metro, Helsingfors metro) is a rapid transit system serving Greater Helsinki, Finland.

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Hollywood/Highland station

Hollywood/Highland is a heavy rail subway station in the Los Angeles County Metro Rail system.

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Hong Kong

Hong Kong (Chinese: 香港), officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China, is an autonomous territory of China on the eastern side of the Pearl River estuary in East Asia.

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Hua Lamphong MRT station

Hua Lamphong station (สถานีหัวลำโพง) is a rapid transit station on the Blue Line of the Bangkok MRT.

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Incheon Subway

The Incheon Subway subway line operator serving the South Korean city of Incheon.

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India (IAST), also called the Republic of India (IAST), is a country in South Asia.

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Interchange station

An interchange station or a transfer station is a train station for more than one railway route in a public transport system that allows passengers to change from one route to another, often without having to leave a station or pay an additional fare.

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The Internet is the global system of interconnected computer networks that use the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to link devices worldwide.

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The interurban (or radial railway) is a type of electric railway, with streetcar-like light electric self-propelled railcars which run within and between cities or towns.

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IRT Ninth Avenue Line

The IRT Ninth Avenue Line, often called the Ninth Avenue El, was the first elevated railway in New York City.

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Isfahan Metro

Isfahan Metro is a metro system serving the city of Isfahan, Iran.

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Island platform

An island platform (also center platform, centre platform) is a station layout arrangement where a single platform is positioned between two tracks within a railway station, tram stop or transitway interchange.

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Istanbul (or or; İstanbul), historically known as Constantinople and Byzantium, is the most populous city in Turkey and the country's economic, cultural, and historic center.

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Kaohsiung Rapid Transit System

Kaohsiung Rapid Transit System, is a rapid transit and light rail system covering the metropolitan area of Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

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Kazan Metro

Kazan Metro (Каза́нское метро́; Казан метросы Tatar Latin: Qazan metrosı) is a rapid-transit system that serves the city of Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan, Russia. The metro system was the seventh opened in Russia, and the fifteenth in the former Soviet Union region. Opened on August 27, 2005, it is the newest system in Russia.

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Kiev or Kyiv (Kyiv; Kiyev; Kyjev) is the capital and largest city of Ukraine, located in the north central part of the country on the Dnieper.

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Kiev Metro

The Kyiv Metro (Kyjivskyj metropoliten) is a metro system that is the mainstay of Kiev's public transport.

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King's Cross fire

On 18 November 1987, at approximately 19:30, a fire broke out at King's Cross St. Pancras tube station, a major interchange on the London Underground.

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Kolkata Metro

The Kolkata Metro is a rapid transit system serving the Kolkata metropolitan area in the Indian state of West Bengal.

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Koltsevaya line

The Koltsevaya line (Кольцева́я ли́ния, Circle line), (Line 5), is a metro line of the Moscow Metro.

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Kyoto Municipal Subway

is the metro network in the city of Kyoto, Japan.

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Latin America

Latin America is a group of countries and dependencies in the Western Hemisphere where Spanish, French and Portuguese are spoken; it is broader than the terms Ibero-America or Hispanic America.

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Light rail

Light rail, light rail transit (LRT), or fast tram is a form of urban rail transport using rolling stock similar to a tramway, but operating at a higher capacity, and often on an exclusive right-of-way.

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Lighting or illumination is the deliberate use of light to achieve a practical or aesthetic effect.

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Lille Metro

The Lille Metro (Métro de Lille) is a driverless metro located in Lille, France.

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Line (geometry)

The notion of line or straight line was introduced by ancient mathematicians to represent straight objects (i.e., having no curvature) with negligible width and depth.

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Line 10 (Beijing Subway)

Line 10 of the Beijing Subway is the second loop line in Beijing's rapid transit network as well as the longest and most widely used line.

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Line 12 (Madrid Metro)

Line 12, also known as MetroSur (Spanish for MetroSouth), is a line of the Madrid Metro inaugurated on 11 April 2003.

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Line 3 Scarborough

Line 3 Scarborough, originally known as the Scarborough RT, is a light metro line that is part of the Toronto subway system in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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Linear induction motor

A linear induction motor (LIM) is an alternating current (AC), asynchronous linear motor that works by the same general principles as other induction motors but is typically designed to directly produce motion in a straight line.

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Linear motor

A linear motor is an electric motor that has had its stator and rotor "unrolled" so that instead of producing a torque (rotation) it produces a linear force along its length.

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Lisbon Metro

The Lisbon Metro (Metropolitano de Lisboa) is the metro (subway) system of Lisbon, Portugal.

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List of metro systems

This list of metro systems includes electrified rapid transit train systems worldwide.

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Liverpool Overhead Railway

The Liverpool Overhead Railway (known locally as the Dockers' Umbrella) was an overhead railway in Liverpool which operated along the Liverpool Docks and opened in 1893 with lightweight electric multiple units.

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Loading gauge

A loading gauge defines the maximum height and width for railway vehicles and their loads to ensure safe passage through bridges, tunnels and other structures.

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Loan servicing

Loan servicing is the process by which a company (mortgage bank, servicing firm, etc.) collects interest, principal, and escrow payments from a borrower.

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London Overground

London Overground (also known simply as the Overground) is a suburban rail network serving London and its environs.

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London Underground

The London Underground (also known simply as the Underground, or by its nickname the Tube) is a public rapid transit system serving London and some parts of the adjacent counties of Buckinghamshire, Essex and Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom.

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Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (branded as Metro; formerly branded as MTA or LACMTA) is the agency that operates public transportation for the County of Los Angeles.

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Los Angeles Metro Rail

The Los Angeles Metro Rail is an urban rail transporation system serving Los Angeles County, California.

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Los Teques Metro

The Los Teques Metro is a suburban mass-transit system in the city of Los Teques, Venezuela with connections to important surrounding cities and communities.

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Lyon Metro

The Lyon Metro (Métro de Lyon) is the metro system of Lyon, France.

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Madrid Metro

The Madrid Metro (Spanish: Metro de Madrid) is a metro system serving the city of Madrid, capital of Spain.

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Maglev (derived from magnetic levitation) is a system of train transportation that uses two sets of magnets, one set to repel and push the train up off the track as in levitation (hence Maglev, Magnetic-levitation), then another set to move the 'floating train' ahead at great speed taking advantage of the lack of friction.

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Manila (Maynilà, or), officially the City of Manila (Lungsod ng Maynilà), is the capital of the Philippines and the most densely populated city proper in the world.

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Manila Light Rail Transit System Line 2

The Manila Light Rail Transit System Line 2, also known as LRT Line 2, LRT-2, or Megatren, is a rapid transit line in Metro Manila in the Philippines, generally running in an east-west direction along the Radial Road 6 and a portion of the Circumferential Road 1.

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Mark Ovenden

Mark Ovenden F.R.G.S. (born 20 June 1963) is a broadcaster and author who specialises in the subjects of graphic design, cartography and architecture in public transport, with an emphasis on underground rapid transit.

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Marseille Metro

The Marseille Metro (Métro de Marseille) is a metro/rapid transit system serving the city of Marseille, in southern France.

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Mass Rapid Transit (Singapore)

The Mass Rapid Transit, or MRT, is a rapid transit system forming the major component of the railway system in Singapore, spanning most of the city-state.

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MBTA Subway

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) operates heavy rail, light rail, and bus transit services in the Boston metropolitan area collectively referred to as the Rapid Transit, Subway or T system.

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Medellín Metro

The Medellín Metro (Spanish: Metro de Medellín) is an urban train that crosses the Metropolitan Area of Medellín from North to South and from Centre to West.

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Medium-capacity rail system

A medium-capacity system (MCS) is a rail transport system with a capacity greater than light rail, but less than typical heavy-rail rapid transit.

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A megaproject is an extremely large-scale investment project.

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Melbourne is the state capital of Victoria and the second-most populous city in Australia and Oceania.

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Merriam–Webster, Incorporated is an American company that publishes reference books which is especially known for its dictionaries.

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Metra is a commuter railroad in the Chicago metropolitan area.

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Metro station

A metro station or subway station is a railway station for a rapid transit system, which as a whole is usually called a "metro" or "subway".

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Metropolitan area

A metropolitan area, sometimes referred to as a metro area or commuter belt, is a region consisting of a densely populated urban core and its less-populated surrounding territories, sharing industry, infrastructure, and housing.

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Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority

The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) is the principal public transport operator in the Atlanta metropolitan area.

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Metropolitan Railway

The Metropolitan Railway (also known as the Met) was a passenger and goods railway that served London from 1863 to 1933, its main line heading north-west from the capital's financial heart in the City to what were to become the Middlesex suburbs.

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Metropolitan Transportation Authority

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is a public benefit corporation responsible for public transportation in the U.S. state of New York, serving 12 counties in Downstate New York, along with two counties in southwestern Connecticut under contract to the Connecticut Department of Transportation, carrying over 11 million passengers on an average weekday systemwide, and over 850,000 vehicles on its seven toll bridges and two tunnels per weekday.

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Metrorail (Miami-Dade County)

Metrorail, colloquially called the Metro, is the heavy rail rapid transit system of Miami and Miami-Dade County in the U.S. state of Florida.

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Mexico City Metro

The Mexico City Metro (Metro de la Ciudad de México), officially called Sistema de Transporte Colectivo, often shortened to STC, is a metro system that serves the metropolitan area of Mexico City, including some municipalities in Mexico State.

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Miami is a major port city on the Atlantic coast of south Florida in the southeastern United States.

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Milan Metro

The Milan Metro (Metropolitana di Milano) is the rapid transit system serving Milan, Italy, operated by Azienda Trasporti Milanesi.

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Minsk Metro

The Minsk Metro (Мінскі метрапалітэн, Минский метрополитен) is a rapid-transit system that serves Minsk, the capital of Belarus.

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A misdemeanor (American English, spelled misdemeanour in British English) is any "lesser" criminal act in some common law legal systems.

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Mobile phone

A mobile phone, known as a cell phone in North America, is a portable telephone that can make and receive calls over a radio frequency link while the user is moving within a telephone service area.

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A monorail is a railway in which the track consists of a single rail.

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Montreal Metro

The Montreal Metro (Métro de Montréal) is a rubber-tired, underground rapid transit system and the main form of public transport in the city of Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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Moscow Metro

The Moscow Metro (p) is a rapid transit system serving Moscow, Russia and the neighbouring Moscow Oblast cities of Krasnogorsk, Reutov, Lyubertsy and Kotelniki.

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MRT Blue Line

The MRT Chaloem Ratchamongkhon line (รถไฟฟ้ามหานคร สายเฉลิมรัชมงคล) or MRT Blue line (รถไฟฟ้ามหานคร สายสีน้ำเงิน) is the first of Bangkok's MRT system and the city's third rapid transit line, following the Sukhumvit line and Silom line of the BTS Skytrain.

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The Mass Transit Railway (MTR) is a major public transport network serving Hong Kong. Operated by the MTR Corporation Limited (MTRCL), it consists of heavy rail, light rail, and feeder bus service centred on an 11-line rapid transit network serving the urbanised areas of Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, and the New Territories. The system currently includes of rail with 159 stations, including 91 heavy rail stations and 68 light rail stops. The MTR is one of the most profitable metro systems in the world; it had a farebox recovery ratio of 187% in 2015, the world's highest. Under the government's rail-led transport policy, the MTR system is a common mode of public transport in Hong Kong, with over five million trips made in an average weekday. It consistently achieves a 99.9% on-time rate on its train journeys. As of 2014, the MTR has a 48.1% market share of the franchised public transport market, making it the most popular transport option in Hong Kong. The integration of the Octopus smart card fare-payment technology into the MTR system in September 1997 has further enhanced the ease of commuting on the MTR. Construction of the MTR was prompted by a study, released in 1967, commissioned by the Hong Kong Government in order to find solutions to the increasing road congestion problem caused by the territory's fast-growing economy. Construction started soon after the release of the study, and the first line opened in 1979. The MTR was immediately popular with residents of Hong Kong; as a result, subsequent lines have been built to cover more territory. There are continual debates regarding how and where to expand the MTR network. As a successful railway operation, the MTR has served as a model for other newly built systems in the world, particularly other urban rail transit in China.

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MTR Corporation

MTR Corporation Limited is a Hong Kong company listed on the Hong Kong Exchange, and a component of Hang Seng Index.

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Mumbai Metro

Mumbai Metro is a rapid transit system serving the city of Mumbai, Maharashtra, and the wider MMR urban agglomeration.

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Munich U-Bahn

The Munich U-Bahn (U-Bahn München) system is an electric rail rapid transit network in Munich, Germany.

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Namma Metro

Namma Metro, also known as Bangalore Metro is a metro system serving the city of Bangalore, India.

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Nanjing Metro

The Nanjing Metro is a metro system serving the urban and suburban districts of Nanjing, the capital city of Jiangsu Province in the People's Republic of China.

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Naples Metro

The Naples Metro (Metropolitana di Napoli; Metrupulitana 'e Napule) is the metro system serving the city of Naples, Italy.

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Network length (transport)

In transport terminology, network length (or, less often, system length) refers to the total length of a transport network, and commonly also refers to the length of any fixed infrastructure associated with the network.

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New York City Subway

The New York City Subway is a rapid transit system owned by the City of New York and leased to the New York City Transit Authority, a subsidiary agency of the state-run Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA).

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Nizhny Novgorod Metro

The Nizhny Novgorod Metro (Нижегородское метро), formerly known as Gorky Metro (Горьковское метро) is a rapid-transit system that serves the city of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.

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North America

North America is a continent entirely within the Northern Hemisphere and almost all within the Western Hemisphere; it is also considered by some to be a northern subcontinent of the Americas.

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Nuremberg U-Bahn

The Nuremberg U-Bahn is a metro run by Verkehrs-Aktiengesellschaft Nürnberg (or Nuremberg Transport Corporation), which itself is a member of the VGN (Verkehrsverbund Großraum Nürnberg or Greater Nuremberg Transport Network).

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Osaka Metro

is the rapid transit network in the Osaka Metropolitan Area of Japan, operated by.

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Oslo Metro

The Oslo Metro (Oslo T-bane or Oslo Tunnelbane or simply T-banen.) is the rapid transit system of Oslo, Norway, operated by Sporveien T-banen on contract from the transit authority Ruter.

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Overhead line

An overhead line or overhead wire is used to transmit electrical energy to trams, trolleybuses or trains.

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Panama Metro

The Panama Metro (Metro de Panamá) is a metropolitan rapid transit system in Panama City, Panama, which links Los Andes County with the city center.

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Paris Métro

The Paris Métro, short for Métropolitain (Métro de Paris), is a rapid transit system in the Paris metropolitan area.

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Park and ride

Park and ride (or incentive parking) facilities are parking lots with public transport connections that allow commuters and other people heading to city centres to leave their vehicles and transfer to a bus, rail system (rapid transit, light rail, or commuter rail), or carpool for the remainder of the journey.

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Passenger information system

A passenger information system (PIS or PIDS) is an automated system for supplying users of public transport with information about the nature and state of a public transport service, through visual, voice or other media.

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Pickpocketing is a form of larceny that involves the stealing of money or other valuables from the person of a victim without them noticing the theft at the time.

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Platform gap

A platform gap is the space between a train car (or other mass transit vehicle) and the edge of the station platform, often created by geometric constraints, historic legacies, or use of partially compatible equipment.

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Platform screen doors

Platform screen doors (PSDs) and platform edge doors (PEDs) at train or subway stations separate the platform from the train.

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Population density

Population density (in agriculture: standing stock and standing crop) is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume; it is a quantity of type number density.

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Prague (Praha, Prag) is the capital and largest city in the Czech Republic, the 14th largest city in the European Union and also the historical capital of Bohemia.

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Prague Metro

The Prague Metro (Pražské metro) is the rapid transit network of Prague, Czech Republic.

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A premetro is a tramway or light railway which includes segments built to rapid transit standards, generally as part of a process of conversion to a metro-standards railway usually by the construction of tunnels in the central city area.

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Public finance

Public finance is the study of the role of the government in the economy.

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Public service obligation

In the context of European Union law, a public service obligation or PSO means an obligation imposed on an organisation by legislation or contract to provide a service of general interest within the European Union territories.

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Public transport

Public transport (also known as public transportation, public transit, or mass transit) is transport of passengers by group travel systems available for use by the general public, typically managed on a schedule, operated on established routes, and that charge a posted fee for each trip.

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Public transport in Metro Manila

Public transport in Metro Manila, Philippines is provided by light rail, rapid transit, commuter rail, bus, jeepney and taxicab.

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Public transport timetable

A public transport timetable (also timetable and North American English schedule) is a document setting out information on service times, to assist passengers with planning a trip.

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Pyongyang Metro

The Pyongyang Metro is the metro system in the North Korean capital Pyongyang.

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Qingdao Metro

Qingdao Metro is a metro system in the city of Qingdao, Shandong province in China.

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Raffles Place MRT station

Raffles Place MRT station (EW14/NS26) is an underground Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) interchange station on the East West Line and North South Line in Downtown Core, Singapore.

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Railway electrification system

A railway electrification system supplies electric power to railway trains and trams without an on-board prime mover or local fuel supply.

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Railway Gazette International

Railway Gazette International is a monthly business journal covering the railway, metro, light rail and tram industries worldwide.

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Railway platform

A railway platform is an area – normally paved or otherwise prepared for pedestrian use, and often raised to a greater or lesser degree – provided alongside one or more of the tracks at a railway or metro station for use by passengers awaiting, boarding, or alighting from trains.

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Railway platform height

Railway platform height is the built height – above top of rail (ATR) – of passenger platforms at stations.

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Rapid Rail

Rapid Rail Sdn Bhd (styled as rapidrail) was established to place all three rail operators for Sistem Transit Aliran Ringan Sdn Bhd (STAR-LRT), Projek Usahasama Transit Ringan Automatik Sdn Bhd (PUTRA-LRT) and KL Starrail Sdn Bhd – under one administrating umbrella in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Rapid transit technology

Rapid transit technology is technology used for public, mass rapid transit.

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Rapid transit track gauge

The vast majority of rapid transit systems use 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard gauge, but there are also systems that use 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 3⁄8 in), 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in), 1,524 mm (5 ft), and 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) gauges, among others.

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Réseau Express Régional

The Réseau Express Régional (Regional Express Network), commonly abbreviated RER, is a hybrid suburban commuter/rapid transit system serving Paris, France and its suburbs.

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Real estate

Real estate is "property consisting of land and the buildings on it, along with its natural resources such as crops, minerals or water; immovable property of this nature; an interest vested in this (also) an item of real property, (more generally) buildings or housing in general.

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Real estate appraisal

Real estate appraisal, property valuation or land valuation is the process of developing an opinion of value, for real property (usually market value).

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Rear-end collision

A rear-end collision (often called simply rear-end or in the UK a shunt) is a traffic accident wherein a vehicle (usually an automobile or a truck) crashes into the vehicle in front of it.

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Red Line (Cleveland)

The Red Line (Route 66, also known as the Airport–Windermere Line) is a rapid transit line of the RTA Rapid Transit system in Cleveland, Ohio, running from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport northeast to Tower City in downtown Cleveland, then east and northeast to Windermere. of track, including two stations (East 34th-Campus and East 55th), are shared with the light rail Blue and Green Lines; the stations have high platforms for the Red Line and low platforms for the Blue and Green Lines. The whole Red Line is built next to former freight railroads. It follows former intercity passenger rail as well, using the pre-1930 right-of-way of the New York Central from Brookpark to West 117th, the Nickel Plate from West 98th to West 65th, and the post-1930 NYC right-of-way from West 25th to Windermere. The Red Line uses overhead lines and pantographs to draw power.

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Rennes Metro

The Rennes Metro (Métro de Rennes) rapid transit line serves the city of Rennes in Brittany, France.

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Right-of-way (transportation)

A right-of-way (ROW) is a right to make a way over a piece of land, usually to and from another piece of land.

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A road is a thoroughfare, route, or way on land between two places that has been paved or otherwise improved to allow travel by foot or some form of conveyance, including a motor vehicle, cart, bicycle, or horse.

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Road transport

Road transport or road transportation is a type of transport by using roads.

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Rome Metro

The Rome Metro (Metropolitana di Roma) is an underground public transportation system that operates in Rome, Italy.

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Rubber-tyred metro

A rubber-tyred metro, also spelled rubber-tired metro, is a form of rapid transit system that uses a mix of road and rail technology.

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The S-train is a type of hybrid urban-suburban rail serving a metropolitan region.

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S-train (Copenhagen)

The Copenhagen S-train (S-tog), is the S-train of Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Safety is the state of being "safe" (from French sauf), the condition of being protected from harm or other non-desirable outcomes.

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Saint Petersburg Metro

The Saint Petersburg Metro (Петербу́ргский метрополитен) is the underground railway system in Saint Petersburg and Leningrad Oblast, Russia.

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San Francisco Bay

San Francisco Bay is a shallow estuary in the US state of California.

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Santa Rosa (Barcelona Metro)

Santa Rosa is a Barcelona Metro station in Santa Coloma de Gramenet, a suburb of Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain).

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Santiago Metro

The Santiago Metro (Metro de Santiago) is the underground railway network serving the city of Santiago, Chile.

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Sapporo Municipal Subway

The is a mostly-underground rubber-tyred metro system in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan.

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São Paulo Metro

The São Paulo Metro (Metropolitano de São Paulo), commonly called the Metro or Companhia do Metropolitano de São Paulo (CMSP), is one of the rapid transit companies that serves the city of São Paulo, alongside São Paulo Metropolitan Trains Company (CPTM) and ViaQuatro, forming the largest metropolitan rail transport network of Latin America.

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A schematic, or schematic diagram, is a representation of the elements of a system using abstract, graphic symbols rather than realistic pictures.

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Scotland (Alba) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain.

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Secant line

In geometry, a secant of a curve is a line that intersects the curve in at least two (distinct) points.

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Security is freedom from, or resilience against, potential harm (or other unwanted coercive change) from external forces.

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Security guard

A security guard (also known as a security officer or protective agent) is a person employed by a public or private party to protect the employing party’s assets (property, people, equipment, money, etc.) from a variety of hazards (such as waste, damaged property, unsafe worker behavior, criminal activity such as theft, etc.) by enforcing preventative measures.

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Sendai Subway

The is a subway system in Sendai, Japan.

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Seoul Metropolitan Subway

The Seoul Metropolitan Subway is a metropolitan railway system consisting of 22 rapid transit, light metro, commuter rail and people mover lines located in northwest South Korea.

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Seoul Subway Line 7

Seoul Subway Line 7 of the Seoul Metropolitan Rapid Transit Corporation was built 1990–96 (Jangam-Konkuk Univ.) and was completed August 1, 2000 (central section 17 km. Konkuk University to Sinpung); the western section between Sinpung and Onsu was put into service on February 29, 2000.

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The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) is a regional public transportation authority that operates bus, subway / elevated rail line, commuter and light rail line, and electric trolleybus services to nearly 4 million people in five counties in and around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Shanghai Metro

The Shanghai Metro is a rapid transit rail network in Shanghai, operating urban and suburban rail transit services to 13 of its 16 municipal districts, only Fengxian, Jinshan and Chongming districts are not served.

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Shenzhen Metro

The Shenzhen Metro is the rapid transit system for the city of Shenzhen in Guangdong province, China.

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Side platform

A side platform is a platform positioned to the side of a pair of tracks at a railway station, tram stop, or transitway.

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Singapore, officially the Republic of Singapore, is a sovereign city-state and island country in Southeast Asia.

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SkyTrain (Vancouver)

SkyTrain is the metropolitan rail system of the Metro Vancouver Regional District, serving Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and surrounding municipalities.

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A skyway, skybridge, or skywalk is a type of pedway consisting of an enclosed or covered footbridge between two or more buildings in an urban area.

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Soft loan

A soft loan is a loan with a below-market rate of interest.

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Songshan station

Songshan Station is a railway station at the junction of Songshan, Xinyi and Nangang Districts in Taipei, Taiwan.

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Songshan–Xindian line

The Songshan–Xindian line or Green line (code G) is a line of the Taipei Metro.

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Southern Hemisphere

The Southern Hemisphere is the half of Earth that is south of the Equator.

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Soviet Union

The Soviet Union, officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) was a socialist state in Eurasia that existed from 1922 to 1991.

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Square-Victoria-OACI station

Square-Victoria–OACI station is a Montreal Metro station in the borough of Ville-Marie in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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A Stadtbahn (German for "city railway"; plural Stadtbahnen) is a tramway or light railway that includes segments built to rapid transit standards, usually as part of a process of conversion to a metro railway, mainly by the building of metro-grade tunnels in the central city area.

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Standing passenger

In urban public transport, provision is made for standing passengers, often called straphangers or standees, to rationalize operation and to provide extra capacity during rush hour.

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Steam engine

A steam engine is a heat engine that performs mechanical work using steam as its working fluid.

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Stockholm metro

The Stockholm metro (Stockholms tunnelbana, literally: Stockholm's Tunnel Rail) is a metro system in Stockholm, Sweden.

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Street running

On-street running or street running is the routing of a railroad track or tramway track running directly along public streets, without any grade separation.

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A subsidy is a form of financial aid or support extended to an economic sector (or institution, business, or individual) generally with the aim of promoting economic and social policy.

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A suburb is a mixed-use or residential area, existing either as part of a city or urban area or as a separate residential community within commuting distance of a city.

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Subway (underpass)

In the United Kingdom, the Republic of Ireland, Hong Kong and Commonwealth countries such as India, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, a subway is normally an underpass for pedestrians and/or cyclists beneath a road or railway, allowing them to reach the other side in safety.

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Sydney is the state capital of New South Wales and the most populous city in Australia and Oceania.

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T-Centralen (Swedish for "T-Central"; T being an abbreviation for "tunnelbana", the Swedish word for "underground" or "subway") is a metro station that forms the heart of the Stockholm metro system, in the sense that it is the only station where all three of the system's lines meet.

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Taipei Metro

Taipei MRT (mass rapid transit), branded as Taipei Metro, is a rapid transit system serving greater Taipei, Taiwan.

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Tashkent Metro

The Tashkent Metro (Toshkent metropoliteni) is the rapid transit system serving the city of Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan.

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The Tünel (Tunnel) (Official Designation: F2) is a historical underground funicular line in Istanbul, Turkey, located at the northern shore of the Golden Horn.

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Teatr-e Shahr Metro Station

Teatr-e Shahr Metro Station is a station in Tehran Metro Line 4 and Line 3.

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Tehran Metro

The Tehran Metro (متروی تهران, Metro-ye Tehrān) is a rapid transit system serving Tehran, the capital of Iran.

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Terrorism is, in the broadest sense, the use of intentionally indiscriminate violence as a means to create terror among masses of people; or fear to achieve a financial, political, religious or ideological aim.

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Third rail

A third rail is a method of providing electric power to a railway locomotive or train, through a semi-continuous rigid conductor placed alongside or between the rails of a railway track.

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Tokyo Metro

, commonly known as Tokyo Metro, is a rapid transit system in Tokyo, Japan.

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Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line

The, formally the, is a subway line operated by the Tokyo subway operator Tokyo Metro in west-central Tokyo, Japan.

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Tokyo subway

The is a part of the extensive rapid transit system that consists of Tokyo Metro and Toei Subway in the Greater Tokyo area of Japan.

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Tokyo subway sarin attack

The Tokyo subway sarin attack (was an act of domestic terrorism perpetrated on March 20, 1995, in Tokyo, Japan, by members of the cult movement Aum Shinrikyo. Aum Shinrikyo was a religious movement and doomsday cult led by Shoko Asahara. The group believed in a doctrine revolving around a syncretic mixture of Indian and Tibetan Buddhism, as well as Christian and Hindu beliefs, especially relating to the Hindu god Shiva. They believed that Armageddon is inevitable in the form of a global war involving the United States and Japan; that non-members were doomed to eternal hell, but that they could be saved if they were killed by cult members; and that only members of the cult would survive the apocalypse, and would afterwards build the Kingdom of Shambhala. The group had already carried out several assassinations and terrorist attacks using sarin, including the Matsumoto sarin attack nine months earlier. They had also produced several other nerve agents, including VX. The cult had attempted to produce botulinum toxin and had perpetrated several failed acts of bioterrorism. Asahara had been made aware of a police raid scheduled for March 22 and had planned the Tokyo subway attack in order to hinder police investigations into the cult and perhaps to spark the global apocalypse. In five coordinated attacks, the perpetrators released sarin on three lines of the Tokyo Metro (then part of the Tokyo subway) during rush hour, killing 12 people, severely injuring 50, and causing temporary vision problems for nearly 1,000 others. The attack was directed against trains passing through Kasumigaseki and Nagatachō, Tokyo, home of the Japanese government. In the raid following the attack, police arrested many senior members of the cult. Police activity continued throughout the summer, eventually arresting over 200 members, including Asahara himself. Thirteen of the senior Aum management have been sentenced to death, with many others given prison sentences up to life. The attack shocked the Japanese, who had widely thought their nation to be free from crime and unrest. It was the deadliest incident to occur in Japan since the end of World War II until the Myojo 56 building fire on September 1, 2001. The attack remains the deadliest terrorist incident in Japan, and Aum Shinrikyo remain the only group in Japan to have utilized biological and chemical weapons.

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Topological map

In cartography and geology, a topological map is a type of diagram that has been simplified so that only vital information remains and unnecessary detail has been removed.

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In mathematics, topology (from the Greek τόπος, place, and λόγος, study) is concerned with the properties of space that are preserved under continuous deformations, such as stretching, crumpling and bending, but not tearing or gluing.

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Toronto is the capital city of the province of Ontario and the largest city in Canada by population, with 2,731,571 residents in 2016.

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Toronto Rocket

The Toronto Rocket (TR) is the fifth and latest series of rolling stock used in the Toronto subway system in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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Toronto subway

The Toronto subway is a rapid transit system serving Toronto, Ontario, Canada, operated by the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC).

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Track (rail transport)

The track on a railway or railroad, also known as the permanent way, is the structure consisting of the rails, fasteners, railroad ties (sleepers, British English) and ballast (or slab track), plus the underlying subgrade.

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Traffic congestion

Traffic congestion is a condition on transport networks that occurs as use increases, and is characterized by slower speeds, longer trip times, and increased vehicular queueing.

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A tram (also tramcar; and in North America streetcar, trolley or trolley car) is a rail vehicle which runs on tramway tracks along public urban streets, and also sometimes on a segregated right of way.

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A tram-train is a light-rail public transport system where trams run through from an urban tramway network to main-line railway lines which are shared with conventional trains.

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Transbay Tube

The Transbay Tube is an underwater rail tunnel which carries Bay Area Rapid Transit's four transbay lines under San Francisco Bay between the cities of San Francisco and Oakland in California.

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Transit district

A transit district or transit authority is a special-purpose district organized as either a corporation chartered by statute, or a government agency, created for the purpose of providing public transportation within a specific region.

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Transit map

A transit map is a topological map in the form of a schematic diagram used to illustrate the routes and stations within a public transport system—whether this be bus lines, tramways, rapid transit, commuter rail or ferry routes.

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Transit pass

A transit pass (North American English) or travel card (British English), often referred to as a bus pass or train pass etc.

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Transit police

Transit police are a specialized police agency or unit employed by a common carrier, which could be a transit district, railroad, bus line, other transport carrier, or the state.

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Transit-oriented development

In urban planning, a transit-oriented development (TOD) is a type of urban development that maximizes the amount of residential, business and leisure space within walking distance of public transport.

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Transport hub

A transport hub (also transport interchange) is a place where passengers and cargo are exchanged between vehicles or between transport modes.

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A trolleybus (also known as trolley bus, trolley coach, trackless trolley, trackless tram Joyce, J.; King, J. S.; and Newman, A. G. (1986). British Trolleybus Systems, pp. 9, 12. London: Ian Allan Publishing.. or trolleyDunbar, Charles S. (1967). Buses, Trolleys & Trams. Paul Hamlyn Ltd. (UK). Republished 2004 with or 9780753709702.) is an electric bus that draws power from overhead wires (generally suspended from roadside posts) using spring-loaded trolley poles.

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Tung Chung line

The Tung Chung line is one of the eleven lines of the MTR system in Hong Kong, linking Tung Chung with Hong Kong Island.

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A tunnel is an underground passageway, dug through the surrounding soil/earth/rock and enclosed except for entrance and exit, commonly at each end.

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Tunnel boring machine

A tunnel boring machine (TBM), also known as a "mole", is a machine used to excavate tunnels with a circular cross section through a variety of soil and rock strata.

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Tyne and Wear Metro

The Tyne and Wear Metro, referred to locally as simply The Metro, is a rapid transit and light rail system in North East England, serving Newcastle upon Tyne, Gateshead, South Tyneside, North Tyneside and Sunderland in the Tyne and Wear region.

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Underground city

An underground city is a series of linked subterranean spaces that may provide a defensive refuge; a place for living, working or shopping; a transit system; mausolea; wine or storage cellars; cisterns or drainage channels; or several of these.

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Urban area

An urban area is a human settlement with high population density and infrastructure of built environment.

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Urban rail transit in China

Urban rail transit in the People's Republic of China encompasses a broad range of urban and suburban electric passenger rail mass transit systems including subway, light rail, tram and maglev.

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Urban sprawl

Urban sprawl or suburban sprawl describes the expansion of human populations away from central urban areas into low-density, monofunctional and usually car-dependent communities, in a process called suburbanization.

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Value capture

Value capture is a type of public financing that recovers some or all of the value that public infrastructure generates for private landowners.

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Véhicule Automatique Léger

Véhicule Automatique Léger (automatic light vehicle), or VAL is a type of automatic rubber-tyred people mover technology, based on an invention by Professor Robert Gabillard from the Université Lille Nord de France.

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Vernon Boulevard–Jackson Avenue (IRT Flushing Line)

Vernon Boulevard–Jackson Avenue (often informally referred to as Vernon–Jackson, as its former name was Vernon–Jackson Avenues) is the westernmost station in Queens on the IRT Flushing Line of the New York City Subway.

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A viaduct is a bridge composed of several small spans for crossing a valley, dry or wetland, or forming an overpass or flyover.

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Vienna U-Bahn

The Vienna U-Bahn (U-Bahn Wien), where U-Bahn is an abbreviation of the German term Untergrundbahn (underground railway), is one of the two rapid transit (metro) systems for Vienna, Austria.

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Violent crime

A violent crime or crime of violence is a crime in which an offender or perpetrator uses or threatens to use force upon a victim.

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Warsaw Metro

The Warsaw Metro (Polish: Metro Warszawskie) is a rapid transit system serving the city of Warsaw, the capital of Poland.

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Washington Metro

The Washington Metro, known colloquially as Metro and branded Metrorail, is the heavy rail rapid transit system serving the Washington metropolitan area in the United States.

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Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C., formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington or D.C., is the capital of the United States of America.

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Wear (journal)

Wear is a scientific journal publishing papers on wear and friction.

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Wenhu line

The Wenhu line or Brown line (code BR) is a medium-capacity rapid transit line of Taipei Metro named after the districts it connects: '''Wen'''shan and Nei'''hu'''.

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Yamanote Line

The is a railway loop line in Tokyo, Japan, operated by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).

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Yekaterinburg Metro

The Yekaterinburg Metro (Екатеринбу́ргский Метрополите́н) is a rapid transit system that serves the city of Yekaterinburg, Russia.

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Zhengzhou Metro

Zhengzhou Metro is a rapid transit rail network serving urban and suburban districts of Zhengzhou municipality.

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Zhongxiao Fuxing MRT station

Zhongxiao Fuxing is a station of Taipei Metro in Taipei, Taiwan on the Brown and Blue lines.

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7 (New York City Subway service)

The 7 Flushing Local and Flushing Express are two rapid transit services in the A Division of the New York City Subway, providing local and express services along the full length of the IRT Flushing Line.

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7 July 2005 London bombings

The 7 July 2005 London bombings, often referred to as 7/7, were a series of coordinated terrorist suicide attacks in London, United Kingdom, which targeted commuters travelling on the city's public transport system during the morning rush hour.

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